A 42-year-old male asked:
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are periodic saline enemas good for your colon since it's cleansing? can they (enemas) damage your body or are they largely benign/safe to use?

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Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Saline enemas: I know of no evidence that saline enemas are either cleansing or healthy. I recommend you go to UpToDate and look it up.
Answered on Feb 28, 2016
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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Like most holistic remedies there are no long term double blind studies to back them up. Only supported by anecdotal reports and folklore. Colon cleanses are worthless !!!!
Jan 8, 2016

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